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Victor Elementary School District
Minutes
Regular Board Meeting
WED, September 9, 2015, 6:00 pm
Location:
District Office, 12219 2nd Ave., Victorville, CA


The regular board meeting of the Victor Elementary School District was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at the district office, 12219 Second Ave, Victorville, California. The meeting began at 6:08 p.m.
Members:
PRESENT: Gabriel Stine, Vice President; Gary Elder, Clerk; and Clayton Moore
ABSENT: Joyce Chamberlain, President; and Karen Morgan

Public Verbal Comments (6:00 p.m.)

1.

Receive Public Verbal Comments Regarding Closed Session Items: None


CLOSED SESSION

The board entered closed session at 6:08 p.m.

2.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT/RELEASE/RESIGNATION: Act to Approve Personnel Reports #16-03 with Addendum(s)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to approve the personnel reports with addendums as presented.


3.

REVIEW PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will review the pupil services report which includes:

A. Readmit student #280999

B. Readmit student #299716

C. Readmit student 308132


4.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

District Representative: Maureen Mills
Employee Organizations: V.E.T.A. and C.S.E.A.


5.

RECEIVE LIABILITY CLAIMS UPDATE (Mrs. Betts)


6.

BOARD BYLAWS & PROTOCOLS (Mr. Moore)


7.

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Review superintendent evaluation


REGULAR SESSION - Immediately following Closed Session but no earlier than 7:00 p.m.

The board adjourned from closed session at 7:00 p.m. and entered open session at 7:05 p.m.

8.

Pledge of Allegiance


9.

Report Actions Taken in Closed Session

The action taken in closed session above was reported out to the public.


10.

Review Board Protocol

Teamwork Section #2: No individual board member will make or appear to make a decision, which appropriately should be made by the entire board.


11.

Review of Basic #14

VESD Basic #14: Respect and trust are the foundation of our organization. It is the responsibility of everyone to listen actively, participate constructively and communicate effectively. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.


Communication Session

12.

Public Verbal Comments: None


13.

V.E.T.A. Report

VETA Vice President Penny Edmiston thanked the Board and Cabinet for their continued support. She thanked Mrs. Gonzales for providing so much information about the pending lawsuit. The teachers feel well informed and comfortable with the district approach. She thanked Maureen Mills for all the planning; there have been a lot fewer classroom adjustments this year than in the past. Ms. Edmiston thanked Lori Clark for the curriculum, support and training. She thanked Classified for their work on the facilities. The schools look beautiful. Teacher surveys have been completed for negotiations. VETA is hosting a reception for new teachers this month. She invited board members to attend VETA rep council meetings.


14.

C.S.E.A. Report: None


15.

Superintendent Comments

Superintendent Jan Gonzales explained that CSEA president, Ruben Santos, had another meeting and could not be here tonight. She thanked the Maintenance, Operations, and Custodian crews for their help with storm damage at some of the schools this morning. She thanked Educational Services, Maintenance, and Operations for their work in preparing for the Williams visits.


16.

Board Members Comments

(1) Clayton Moore thanked Debbie Betts, Don Lester, and First Student for their work in coordinating routes and saving money for the District. Mr. Moore had read an article regarding Senate Bill 799. He congratulated Jackie Jauregui, as well as others involved, in receiving a data management recognition certificate. He saluted Sixth St. Prep for being named 1st and Endeavour for being named 4th among the top 10 schools in the high desert in a recent newspaper article. (2) Dr. Gary Elder wanted to bring remembrance to two of his former students that died last week in a car accident on Nisqualli Road. Both were also former VESD students. (3) Dr. Gabriel Stine had no board comments this evening.


Information Items

17.

RECEIVE JOINT PRESENTATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REOPENERS WITH VETA (Mrs. Mills)

Using the Interest Based Bargaining Approach, VETA and District Negotiators met on August 24, 2015, to identify those areas of the contract which we want to review for possible changes. These include: Benefits, Compensation, Evaluation, School Calendar. Any additional articles will be Sunshined by the November 4, 2015 Victor Elementary School district Board Meeting.


18.

REVIEW 2014/2015 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS (Ms. Jauregui)

The district has completed closing the financial books for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The financial reports (unaudited) were reviewed.


19.

FIRST READING OF NEW AND REVISED BOARD POLICIES (Mrs. Gonzales)

The following board policies were presented for the first reading and input.The second reading is scheduled for October 7, with final reading and approval on November 4, 2015.

New and Revised Policies:

BP 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures
BP 3312 Business and Noninstructional Operations
BP 4121 Temporary/Substitute Personnel
BP 4040 Employee Use of Technology
BP 4143/4243 Negotiations/Consultation
BP 5111 Admission
BP 6020 Parent Involvement
BP 6163.4 Student Use of Technology


Policies to be deleted:

BP 4121 Substitute Teachers (replaced with new policy 4121 listed above)


20.

RECEIVE MONTHLY CONFERENCE REPORT (Ms. Clark)

The monthly conference report was presented.


Consent Items (Items 21-28)

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote the board approved all consent items listed below (items 21-28)

21.

Approve Minutes of the August 12, 2015, Regular Board Meeting

(click on Minutes in the left column, then select date)


22.

Approve District Warrants Report


23.

Approve Donation of $500 from Target for Challenger School to be used for field trip funds


24.

Approve donation of $200 from Westat of Rockville, MD, for Park View School


25.

Approve Donation of $273.72 from Lifetouch for Discover School of the Arts


26.

Approve Donation of $154.44 from Lifetouch for Galileo to be used for instructional materials.


27.

Approve Donation of $484.68 from Lifetouch for West Palms Conservatory to be used for student electives.


28.

Approve Volunteers for Endeavour, Green Tree East, Liberty, Mojave Vista, Sixth St. Prep, Del Rey, Irwin, West Palms, Park View, Mountain View Montessori, Lomitas, Galileo, Discovery, Challenger, Brentwood, and Puesta Del Sol schools


ACTION ITEMS

29.

ACT TO APPROVE PUPIL SERVICES REPORT (Mrs. Benitez)

The board will take action to approve the pupil services report as presented. Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board approved the readmittance of students #280999, #299716, and#308132.


30.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION, TRANSLATOR, AND UPDATED CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE (Mrs. Mills)

Due to the growth of the District EL population and the responsibility of serving our bilingual students and families, it’s our opinion that there is a need to establish a new classified job description, Translator. The individual(s) working within this job description will be critical to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of translating materials, information and documents. The new job description is presented for the Board’s approval along with an updated Classified Salary Schedule with the Translator position added.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve the job description and set the salary placement of the translator positions at Range 8 on the Classified Salary Schedule, effective September 10, 2015.


31.

ACT TO APPROVE NEW CLASSIFIED POSITIONS (Mrs. Mills)

Cabinet has assessed the staffing needs throughout the District and determined there is a need to establish four new classified positions. We are recommending the following staffing additions:

• One 2 hour Library/Media Clerk position assigned to Sixth Street Prep

• One 4 hour Clerk Typist position assigned to Maintenance and Operations

• Two 6 hour Translator positions assigned to Pupil Services

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to approve the four classified positions, effective September 10, 2015


32.

ACT TO APPOINT BARBARA LORD AS SUBSTITUTE PRINCIPAL FOR VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015. (Mrs. Mills)

It is recommended that Barbara Lord be appointed as substitute principal for Village Elementary School effective September 10, 2015. This assignment is per California Ed Code 44861.

Upon a motion by Clayton Moore, seconded by Gary Elder, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board acted to appoint Barbara Lord as substitute principal for Village Elementary School effective September 10, 2015.


33.

ACT TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-20, ADOPTING THE GANN LIMIT (Ms. Jauregui)

Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123 specify that each year District Governing Boards shall identify their annual estimated appropriations limits for the current year and their actual appropriations limits for the preceding year. The State approved software was used in calculating the two GANN Limits. A copy of the worksheet is included for your information. Also attached for your consideration is Resolution #15-20 adopting the GANN Limit thereby complying with Education Code Sections 1629 and 42123.

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board took action to approve Resolution 15-20 as presented.


34.

ACT TO NOMINATE CSBA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (Mrs. Gonzales)

California School Boards Association (CSBA) is accepting nominations for Director-at-Large African American, American Indian, and County candidates. Any board member may nominate board members from CSBA member districts or county offices of education. The board will consider taking action to approve one or more nominees. There were no nominations from the board, and no action was taken.


Adjournment

Upon a motion by Gary Elder, seconded by Clayton Moore, and followed by a 3-0 vote, the board adjourned at 8:24 p.m.


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